Outing the Past 2018

Event Details

  • Event date: 16/03/2018 – 18/03/2018
  • Venue: Liverpool John Moores University

The next conference will take place 16th – 18th March 2018. The programme is available here. The theme for 2018 is ‘Exploring the Intersections of History and Activism’.

Outing the Past (formerly known as Sexing the Past) is a conference dedicated to examining the subjects and methodologies that are part of LGBT+ history. It attracts delegates involved in academic research related to a wide array of disciplines, political & human rights activism, as well as other voluntary organisations and professional practices.

This year, the programme:

  • highlights the legacy of individuals or organisations in affecting or better understanding the lives of LGBT+ individuals
  • documents the emergence and development of organisations or movements committed to LGBT+ activism
  • provides a historical context for LGBT+ activism in the past or present
  • illuminates the ways that activism can influence how we historicize past attitudes to sex and gender
  • considers particular possibilities and challenges inherent in historicising LGBT+ activism

This website contains the most current information about the conference. We are also developing our blog. Activists and academics are welcome to approach us about making a contribution.


Early Bird Registration closes on 28 February 2018. For full registration details please visit https://sexingthepast.com/conference-registration-2/


For more information, please visit the conference website at https://sexingthepast.com/